Last year was the first year I really started going to conferences and the first one I attended was the Future of Web Apps Conference in San Franciso. Ryan Carson was the organizer and they put together a really nice event. It was under $600 (which is cheap for conferences) and included a great lineup of speakers including Mike Arrington (TechCrunch), Kevin Rose (digg), and more.
On June 7-8 I’ll be attending the Future of Online Advertising conference in New York City. FOOA is also run by Ryan and the crew so I’m expecting it to be a lot of fun.
It looks like this conference will include more “old media” types along with the web2.0-ers so the change in perspective should be interesting. There’s also a problogger meetup on the 9th, following the conference so I’m looking forward to that as well.
If anyone else wants to sign up and come to NYC for this conference, you can get a 10% discount if you use promo code: 10p3rc. If you’re already going, shoot me and email and maybe we’ll meetup for a coffee or a Guiness.